I’ve been using AnyDVD/CloneDVD2/CloneDVDMobile successfully for a few months now. This is the first time I’ve run into a problem.
For the record, here’s the basic info:
AnyDVD ver. 18.104.22.168
CloneDVD2 ver 22.214.171.124
CloneDVD mobile ver 126.96.36.199
I also have Roxio Easy Media creator 7.5 installed.
The disc(s) I am trying to back up are the Region 1 “Samurai 7” discs. The full title of the first one (it happens on all of them, but I’ll use that as the example) is “Samurai 7: vol. 1 - Search for the Seven.” As I said, it is a Region 1 disc.
The burner I am using is a Sony DVD RW model DW-Q30A. I believe it is using the YYS2 firmware. Finally, I’m running Windows XP pro, SP2.
I am sure that the issue I am having is centered around AnyDVD. I first noticed the problem when I went to play the DVD in my computer with AnyDVD running. The DVD would load fine, and go to the title menu fine. However, once I got to the menu and selected either “play” or “episodes,” I got the error “The DVD Volume is invalid.” I turned of AnyDVD and could watch it fine.
Now, I am going on a trip and would like to make a copy to bring with me (and I don’t like risking my original DVDs to travel). So when I tried to pull up CloneDVD2, I noticed that in the preview screen (Title Configuration) that it gives you just after you load the disc into CloneDVD, it can see all of the titles EXCEPT the main one (the actual shows). I tried making a copy of it this way, just in case, and sure enough I ended up with a DVD with intact menus & “bonus features,” but with the actual content missing.
Just to be sure nothing has changed since I updated to the latest versions of the software, I attempted to rip a copy of a couple different DVDs (I think it was my copy of Batman Begins and maybe Serenity, I’m not sure, deleted the files once I checked that they worked). Both of them worked fine.
Any help you guys could give would be appreciated. Thanks!
Here is my AnyDVD status:
Summary for drive D: (AnyDVD 188.8.131.52)
Drive (Hardware) Region: 1
Media is a Data DVD.
Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
Size of first Layer: 1775696 sectors (3468 MBytes)
Total size: 3262248 sectors (6371 MBytes)
Video DVD (or CD) label: SEARCH_FOR_THE_SEVEN
Media is CSS protected!
Video Standard: NTSC
Media is locked to region(s): 1!
RCE protection not found.
DVD structure appears to be correct.
Found & removed bogus title set!
Autorun not found on Video DVD.
Found & removed 1 bad sector protections!
Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!